Tag Archives: Nintendo

RomUniverse Aims to Crowdfund Legal ‘Piracy’ Battle With Nintendo

By | September 23, 2019

Two weeks ago, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against the game download portal RomUniverse. The website, which also allows users to download movies and books, stands accused of massive copyright infringement, including that relating to many Nintendo titles. “The Website is among the most visited and notorious online hubs for pirated Nintendo video games. Through the… Read More »

Nintendo Targets Amazing C64 Port of Super Mario Bros. After 7 Years’ Development

By | April 26, 2019

When it was released in 1982, the Commodore 64 (or C64) was a revelation. Resplendent in all its 8-bit glory, the machine packed 20 kilobytes of ROM, 64 kilobytes of RAM, the ability to display multicolor sprites and a sound chip (the now legendary SID) to die for. How many machines were eventually sold is… Read More »

UK Police Arrest Man Over ‘Nintendo Switch’ Modding, Warn Game Pirates

By | April 8, 2019

As one of the most iconic game manufacturers in the world, Nintendo has been fighting piracy for many years. Most action is taken by the company’s in-house anti-piracy division or through trade groups such as the ESA. However, this month the City of London Police also offered a helping hand. The dedicated Police Intellectual Property… Read More »

Nintendo Targets Sellers of Pirated Switch Games in Court

By | April 6, 2019

At the start of the year the infamous hacking group Team Xecutor announced an ‘unstoppable’ Nintendo Switch hack. This made it possible to load pirated games onto the popular console, an opportunity many people have taken advantage of. Some have taken it a step further by offering Nintendo Switch “modifications” for sale, specifically mentioning the… Read More »

Nintendo ‘Wins’ $12 Million From Pirate ROM Site Operators

By | March 31, 2019

This summer, Nintendo made it totally clear that websites offering access to its retro-games and ROMs will not be tolerated. The Japanese game developer filed a complaint at a federal court in Arizona, accusing LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co of massive copyright and trademark infringement. Faced with millions of dollars in potential damages, the operator of the… Read More »

ESA Reports Pirate Bay, ROM Sites and Cheaters to the US Govt.

By | March 23, 2019

In response to a request from the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), the Entertainment Software Association has submitted a list of so-called ‘Notorious Markets’ that undermine the interactive gaming market in the United States. The ESA represents some of the biggest names in video gaming. From Activision, EA, Nintendo, and Ubisoft, to Capcom,… Read More »

Pirate Web Site Taunts Nintendo with a New Retro Video Games Section

By | August 30, 2018

Playing retro video games is a well-liked pastime of a few of the most avid recreation fanatics, who cant all the time feed their urge by means of official channels. Some titles are greater than 20 years previous and not legally out there. This hole has all the time been stuffed by emulators and ROMs… Read More »

LoveROMS Proprietor Hopes to Settle Nintendos Copyright Lawsuit

By | August 24, 2018

Last month, Nintendo made it completely clear that web sites providing entry to its retro-games and ROMs is not going to be tolerated. The Japanese sport developer filed a complaint at a federal court docket in Arizona, accusing LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co of large copyright and trademark infringement. Faced with tens of millions of dollars in… Read More »

Nintendo Plugs Leak That Supplied Free 3DS Recreation Downloads

By | August 23, 2018

While newer generations of gaming gadgets provide some exceptions, the overwhelming majority of platforms have fallen to pirates over the years. From the earliest dwelling computer systems to gadgets such because the NES, Genesis/MegaDrive, PlayStation and XBoX, all have skilled piracy issues to a better or lesser extent. Its one thing that producers and builders… Read More »

Why Nintendo Will By No Means Defeat Retro Gamers

By | August 12, 2018

The previous few weeks have been fairly unhealthy for followers of the retro gaming scene. Following motion by Nintendo, two ROM platforms shut down in response to a lawsuit and one other, EmuParadise, voluntarily stopped providing recreation downloads. While these occasions have most likely resulted in congratulations being shared amongst colleagues again in Kyoto, few… Read More »